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Canton, West Virginia
(Marion County)

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The location of Canton

Welcome to Canton ...

Canton is located in Marion County.

The location of Canton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Canton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cantonian<2>

Canton is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Canton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Canton: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities near Canton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Canton.

Communities Also Named Canton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Canton: This one is located in Marion County and the other is located in Doddridge County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 39 communities that are also named Canton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Canton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canton ...

Looking for more information about Canton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Canton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Canton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Canton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Canton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Canton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4762, Longitude: -80.0817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canton.

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